It will help if you have a portfolio to show examples of your work. You can find information on what to include in a portfolio at Bubble Digital Design Career Zone.
You'll need to make sure you're up to date with the latest research methodologies, and data collection techniques.
You'll usually need to have knowledge of and experience in:
- user-centred design practices for web, service or software development
- user needs for web content, tools and transactional services
- designing, facilitating and analysing a wide range of qualitative and quantitative user research methods
- presenting user research findings in a wide variety of formats and contexts
The User Experience Professionals’ Association has information on courses and jobs.
Tech Future Careers has information on careers in tech roles.